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July 25, 2013 | By Andrew Khouri
Want to pay Midwest prices for a West Coast home? Despite skyrocketing home prices in Southern California, some communities still offer bargain-basement homes  - even by national standards.  The 10 most affordable ZIP codes all rest in the Inland Empire, where the median home price in some communities remains below $100,000, among them Barstow and Twentynine Palms. But those homes are becoming harder and harder to find, as investors have scooped up many of the houses to either flip or rent out. In June, the number of Southland homes that sold below $200,000 fell 43.2% from a year earlier, while the number of homes priced under $300,000 dropped 35%, according to research firm DataQuick.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1996 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Like most people, I've long regarded the Abstract Expressionist painting done in San Francisco in the decade after World War II to have been a quick, sometimes deft response to extraordinary artistic developments principally being generated in New York.
NATIONAL
August 10, 2013 | By David Zucchino
CHEROKEE, N.C. - The first thing National Park Service Ranger Lamon Brown noticed was an illegal campsite, littered with food wrappers and marked by a smoldering fire ring. Then the ranger spotted two figures skulking out of the dense forest near Andrews Bald in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Their hands were filthy. Their clothes were muddy. One toted a bulging backpack. These were the Hurley boys, notorious for rustling wild ginseng roots, a federal crime in the park.
NEWS
August 2, 1990 | GERI COOK
Malls composed of factory outlet stores hit the East Coast in the '70s, and grew rapidly until now there are 270 nationwide. But it has taken a while for this concept to make its way to Southern California. Fear of being too near major retailers in metropolitan areas has kept these malls in outlying areas. San Ysidro, Monterey, Gilroy and Vacaville have outlet malls and one is opening this summer in Cabazon.
NEWS
July 1, 2011 | By Daniela Hernandez, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Sweet potatoes are often regarded as a healthier alternative to the white potato, which has been recently maligned as “Public Enemy No. 1” in America’s battle of the bulge. Some would even say that sweet potatoes are to white potatoes what brown rice is to white. But in a head-to-head comparison, these two tubers are seemingly very similar. In a 100-gram portion, the white potato has 92 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 2.3 grams of dietary fiber, 2.3 g of protein and 17% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. The same amount of sweet potato, on the other hand, has 90 calories, 21 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, 35% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and 380% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A. Importantly, both have won Vegetable of the Month designations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
REAL ESTATE
October 8, 1989 | RUTH RYON and Jack Smith, Times Staff Writer
His client was a movie director, realtor Jack Hupp said, and was adamant about living in Beverly Hills. The film maker had found a house he liked, Hupp said, but was so concerned that it have a Beverly Hills address that he made it a contingency in his offer. Hupp discovered to his alarm that the house was not within the city limits of Beverly Hills, but found with some quick checking that it was in the Beverly Hills Post Office area, which means that it has a Beverly Hills mailing address.
SPORTS
January 25, 1994 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Dallas Cowboys were dealt the first setback of Super Bowl week Monday when their quarterback acknowledged that he can't use the NFC championship victory as inspiration. Because Troy Aikman doesn't remember it. Doesn't remember completing 14 of 18 passes. Doesn't remember throwing for two touchdowns. Doesn't remember leading the Cowboys to a 38-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
SPORTS
February 11, 1990 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scenes were getting ugly a couple of weeks ago as the Cal State Dominguez Hills men's basketball team wallowed in its season-long doldrums. After a 1-4 start in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn., the Toros had dropped to 5-13 overall, on a pace to become the first team in the school's history to lose 20 games. "Don't count us out yet," assistant coach Bart Yamachika stoically told a reporter after a crushing four-point loss to 11th-ranked Cal State Bakersfield. "Don't count us out."
SPORTS
June 20, 1991 | BARRY ZEPEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John Adam was a lanky right-handed pitcher from Gardena High when he was drafted in 1972 in the sixth round of the amateur draft by the Baltimore Orioles. Unlike most athletes who have an opportunity to play baseball professionally, Adam eventually made it to the big leagues, but not the way he planned. His professional playing career, all at the Class-A level, lasted only two seasons. He was cut by the Orioles after the 1972 season and was picked up by the Angels in '73.
SPORTS
February 15, 1987 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
They way they're playing, UCLA should be investigated. What? They are? The Bruins have been playing under the cloud of a Pacific 10 and NCAA investigation of their basketball program for some time now and it seems to have caused an unexpected reaction from the conference co-leaders. Through it all, the Bruins keep on winning. UCLA completed a difficult 48-hour period Saturday with a 77-65 victory over USC in the Sports Arena.
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